Hradec Králové

Hradec Kralove in eastern Bohemia, with its 100.000 inhabitants, is only 100 km far from Prague. Dominating for the town are the confluence of the Labe and the Orlice and many green areas.

Hradec Kralove nowadays is an industrial and commercial town with many educational institutions and it is also residence of the bishop of the diocese. There are many cultural opportunities in Hradec Kralove: the theatres, the Philharmonic Hall, the Town Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. The Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque Houses of the old town remind the time, when Hradec Kralove was residence of the Czech queens.

Two well known architects, Kotera and Gocar, gave the town the present form, partly in the spirit of Art Deco and Functionalism. Among the Czech towns, Hradec Kralove has the attribute as the town of Architecture.

Museum of Eastern Bohemia

Eliscino nabrezi 465,  Hradec Kralove

+420 495 512 462, +420 495 512 391-92

MuzeumThe historic building, constructed according to the design of the architect Jan Kotera in 1909-1912, is listed as national cultural heritage. The frontage of the building is decorated with two allegorical ceramic sculptures of female figures - History and Art. Visitors can view archaeological, historical and natural science collections as well as occasional exhibitions.


daily except  Monday 9 a.m. - 12, 1 p.m. - 5p.m.


Franusova 165, Velke namesti, Hradec Kralove

 + 420 495 511 455

White TowerThe Renaissance belfry and watch tower built in 1574-1596

from white sandstone. Today it is used as an observation tower. In good weather you can see as far as Krkonose ridges from its gallery. The White Tower houses the second largest bell in Bohemia, which is called Augustin and weighs almost ten tons.


April - September open daily
9 a.m. -12 noon, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Last entry to the tower is at 11.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.

Aqua Centre - City Bath House

Eliscino nabrezi 842,  Hradec Kralove

+420 495 404 444

AquaCenterFor relaxation the Aqua Centre offers a recreational pool with artificial sea waves, water spouts and under-water volcanoes, an 82 m long helter-skelter with light effects, warm Jacuzzi pools, a sauna and a steam room. After active relaxation it is pleasant to refresh oneself at the bar or the restaurant, situated in the actual building. In addition, hairstyling services, a beauty parlor, solarium and a massage studio are also available.


Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat, Sun: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Giant Aquarium

Barova 1663, Hradec Kralove

+420 495 534 555

AquariumThe largest fresh water aquarium in Central Europe. A glass tunnel offers remarkable views of a water world of fresh water fish from Central and South America. The aquarium also includes a unique exposition of rainforest. In the Piranha Café you can admire piranhas, stingrays and predatory turtles while enjoying a cup of coffee.


daily except for Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
holidays also Monday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m